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    Soft vise jaws for luthery

    Hi,
    Here is an idea I saw somewhere on the Web, I can't say exactly from whom it is.
    It is a set of soft jaws to be installed on a heavy duty vise for holding delicate wood and non parallel pieces :









    I have an article on my site for that :
    La Belle Note - Soft vise jaws for the luthier
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    This gives me a new idea for creating special purpose "soft" jaws and the big springs are what I needed to make it work. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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    Thanks Christophe! I've added your Soft Vise Jaws to our Vises category, as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Thanks for sharing this idea, Christophe. Gave me an idea for soft and non-marring vise jaws.

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    Nice approach. Instead of mounting the soft jaws to the vise jaws the jaws straddle the movable jaw shaft. Quick and easy install.


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